Spatialities of Hunger: Post-National Spaces, Assemblages and Fragmenting Liabilities

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  • Jörg Gertel

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https://doi.org/10.17192/meta.2015.5.3796

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Periphery, Space, Hunger, Insecurity, Assemblages

Zusammenfassung

This contribution addresses the casual structure and spatialities of food insecurity. Drawing from scholarly debates on periphery, I illustrate the limited explanatory range of state-centered periphery-approaches in order to comprehend the recent constellations of conflict and hunger. I argue that increasingly dynamic and post-national spaces of food insecurity emerge. Due to complex power geometries, these spaces are driven by realigning and territorially-stretched arrangements of action (e.g. global producer-consumer relations), by technologically enhanced new temporal configurations (e.g. speculation and high frequency trade in food), by the performances of metrics (e.g. models of food price and value-constructions shaping food security), and by the reflexive effects of knowledge production. In order to comprehend these dynamics, concepts capable of capturing new assemblages are required.

Autor/innen-Biografie

Jörg Gertel

is Professor for economic geography and global studies at the University of Leipzig. Among his most recent books are Disrupting Territories: Land, Commodification & Conflict in Sudan (James Currey 2014; coedited with Richard Rottenburg and Sandra Calkins), and Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture: The Social Costs of Eating Fresh (Routledge 2014; coedited with Sarah Ruth Sippel).

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2015-11-03

Zitationsvorschlag

Gertel, J. „Spatialities of Hunger: Post-National Spaces, Assemblages and Fragmenting Liabilities“. Middle East - Topics &Amp; Arguments, Bd. 5, November 2015, S. 25-35, doi:10.17192/meta.2015.5.3796.

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